Found March 01, 2013 on NESN.com:
Trading away Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto last August was like taking medication in the midst of a brutal headache. Seven months later, despite some minor residual effects, it’s clear the Red Sox are prepared to tackle the 2013 season with a clear head. The Dodgers? Not so much. Boston was immediately praised in the aftermath of its 2012 megadeal with Los Angeles. The Red Sox somehow found a way to shed more than $250 million in unsavory player salaries, thus setting themselves up for a more fruitful future. The Dodgers, meanwhile, rolled the dice that Crawford, Gonzalez and Beckett will all play up to their potential with a change of scenery and, in turn, push L.A. over the top in the National League. But as a new season approaches, and Crawford prepares to potentially miss his second consecutive Opening Day (this time in a Dodgers uniform), it’s quite obvious that life has improved at the Boston baseball scene, even if the Dodgers enter 2013 as the m...
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